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Dortmund breathe sigh of relief over Guerreiro injury

DORTMUND BREATHE SIGH OF RELIEF OVER GUERREIRO INJURY

Borussia Dortmund said Thursday their midfielder Raphael Guerreiro had suffered only bruising rather than a fractured ankle at the Confederations Cup, naming his injury "good fortune despite misfortune."

Guerreiro fuelled fears he was seriously injured by briefly confirming a broken bone in a social media post which he subsequently deleted. The 23-year-old had limped off during the second half of Portugal's 1-0 win over Russia in Moscow on Wednesday.

Dortmund later said they had been informed by Portugal that Guerreiro had merely "painful bruising" on his foot, an injury which is unlikely to hamper his preparation for the next Bundesliga season.

That is a boost for new coach Peter Bosz who takes over Dortmund early in July with two stars - Marco Reus and Julian Weigl - already unavailable due to long-term injury.

Guerreiro is not expected to play again in the Confederations Cup but will support his team-mates from the sidelines rather than leave the squad.

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